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I have Crysis 3 and I'm loving it on my sig rig. Except, I would like smoother performance.

 

So, I've noticed that my sig rig meets the "Hi-Performance" recommended system specs except for the CPU (the 2600K is recommended) and the video card (the GTX 680 is recommended). So, if I replaced my GTX 580 with a good GTX 770 (like the ASUS DirectCU II), then would I get like 60 FPS all the time at the game's highest settings? I'd likely still use FXAA because I personally prefer it over SMAA and MSAA, but everything else would be at the highest setting possible and V-Sync would also be enabled. What do you think?

 

Right now I'm getting an average of 25-35 FPS most of the time with a frame time of 30-50 ms.

 

I guess the real question is: if I spent ~$350 on a GTX 770, then would it be worth it? How much better would my performance in Crysis 3 be do you think?

 

Edit: I guess I'm not really looking for a constant 60 FPS here, but I just want to stop dipping down into the 20s. I'd be quite happy with framerates in the 40s and up.

 

P.S. I know that some of you hate Crysis 3 or have other negative opinions of it. So, I will not tolerate the posting of any opinions on Crysis 3. All such posts will be ignored.


Edited by TwoCables - 3/24/14 at 4:38pm
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21 views and no replies? Aw. I really want to know.

 

Right now I'm getting an average of 25-35 FPS most of the time with a frame time of 30-50 ms.

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If shipping was not a major problem i would give you a deal on my 2x Asus GTX 680 CU II cards which i am parting ways with
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I personally like Crysis 3... I will not be ignored! biggrin.gif

I believe you should be able to run it, the only settings I have a problem with running in my current rig is the filtering. Everything else set to max at 1080 and I get around 40 average. With that card I wouldn't imagine it being a problem. thumb.gif
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If shipping was not a major problem i would give you a deal on my 2x Asus GTX 680 CU II cards will i am parting ways with

 

Aw, thanks man, but those should go to someone who needs them more than I do.

 

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I personally like Crysis 3... I will not be ignored! biggrin.gif

I believe you should be able to run it, the only settings I have a problem with running in my current rig is the filtering. Everything else set to max at 1080 and I get around 40 average. With that card I wouldn't imagine it being a problem. thumb.gif

 

With your 560 Ti?

 

If so, then damn: this game really is optimized better for AMD CPUs. I mean, your performance isn't that much better than mine...

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i know when i played C3 with a 7970 stock and an i7 SB @ 4.5 using 1080 Very High and 4MSAA (max is 8) minimum fps was dipping into the 30s but it stayed playable. Look at the difference between Very High and High settings in this figure . . .

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Everyone tells me that crysis 3 is a "GPU killer" and even a 780 has some kind of frames drops at certain parts of the game.

But they also tell me on for average FPS, they get a decent FPS with a 760. ( i dont know what kind of CPU they have though)
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So, I've noticed that my sig rig meets the "Hi-Performance" recommended system specs except for the CPU (the 2600K is recommended) and the video card (the GTX 680 is recommended). So, if I replaced my GTX 580 with a good GTX 770 (like the ASUS DirectCU II), then would I get like 60 FPS all the time at the game's highest settings? I'd likely still use FXAA because I personally prefer it over SMAA and MSAA, but everything else would be at the highest setting possible and V-Sync would also be enabled. What do you think?

Right now I'm getting an average of 25-35 FPS most of the time with a frame time of 30-50 ms.

P.S. I know that some of you hate Crysis 3 or have other negative opinions of it. So, I will not tolerate the posting of any opinions on Crysis 3. All such posts will be ignored.
60fps all the time, probably not but I am sure with FXAA you could get close.
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Aw, thanks man, but those should go to someone who needs them more than I do.


With your 560 Ti?

If so, then damn: this game really is optimized better for AMD CPUs. I mean, your performance isn't that much better than mine...

2500k + OC wouldn't be outperformed by basically any mainstream cpu without OC, you're most likely gpu limited most of the time

Vsync is simply not a good idea on a game like Crysis 3, if a frame takes a fraction of a millisecond longer than 16.7ms you'll either tear (adaptive vsync) or stutter (regular vsync)

With a few settings turned down and only fxaa, i was flying into 100+ fps sometimes, but there's no way 60 vsynced would happen, at least not everywhere


http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_geforce_gtx_780_ti_matrix_review,24.html

In the test run here, ref 290x gets only 55fps avg on 1080p with fxaa. You'd need significantly higher averages, think 75-85 or so, to maintain a vsync comfortably without quite often stutters due to one frame taking a hair longer than 16.7ms to be rendered. Gk110 and Hawaii cards are also quite a big step over 770/680
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I'm going to say you won't be able to get 60fps constant at max, I've played on a 7950 overclocked to 1050 core, which would crash to desktop if I put the game at highest settings, even when I put it back to stock and reinstalled drivers redface.gif, played perfectly on high though overclocked. On my 780 I have now, Geforce experience sets it to 1x smaa low, object to med, and shadows med everything else max that gives me 60fps constant.

I haven't actually tried to play with full settings manually yet so I can't tell you if I can max it 60fps. I realize that Geforce experience is probably conservative with its estimates and I could push it a little higher. I guess your extra threads may help as Crysis likes CPU power. Hope that helps a bit.
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